Plastics News reporter Angie DeRosa reported the following briefs from the Remodel America show, held March 29-31 in Dallas.
ReNew adding space to its Wisconsin HQ
DALLAS — Luxemburg, Wis.-based ReNew Plastics Inc. will add 25,000 square feet of production space by the first quarter of 2002.
The company will invest nearly $1.5 million in the building itself, said sales manager Lonnie Vincent, but officials do not know yet how much they will invest in equipment.
The addition will be used for production of recycled high density polyethylene decking profiles, he said.
"We're bursting at the seams. We're booked up quite well," Vincent said during an interview at Remodel America in Dallas. "But there's always room for more."
The space will be added to the company's Luxemburg facility, which is currently 130,000 square feet.
Vincent would not disclose how many extrusion lines the company has but did say ReNew consumes more than 20 million pounds of resin annually.
"We should be able to add at least three to 10 pieces of new equipment" with the expansion, Vincent said.
Besides a sales office in Atlanta, ReNew runs a 115,000-square-foot production facility in Coleman, Wis.
North Star building extrusion plant
DALLAS — London, Ontario-based North Star Profile Extrusions is building a 100,000-square-foot window extrusion plant scheduled to open this spring.
The vinyl window and door extruder and fabricator announced the addition at Remodel America in Dallas.
"We're seeing more demand for full-frame vinyl," said Jesse Dyck, North Star sales manager.
Currently, the firm has three facilities in Ontario: a 35,000-square-foot extrusion plant, a 100,000-square-foot fabrication facility and an 18,000-square-foot door plant.
Five extrusion lines in the current extrusion facility will be moved to the new plant. Although the firm will not add lines in the beginning, Dyck said the building will be designed to add as needed.
Although Dyck would not disclose sales, he said the company is in the range of $30 million and consumed 3 million pounds of resin in 2000.
As for anticipated growth this year, he said, "We'd like to see 5-10 percent."